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RefWorks Tips for Engineering Databases:
Importing from INSPEC

Save & Import

In INSPEC:

  1. Mark relevant records and click Add to Marked List button to create a Marked List
  2. Click on the Marked List button at the top of the screen
  3. Select additional fields to include (e.g., abstract)
  4. Click on the Save to File button
  5. Save the records to your Desktop as a text file (e.g., inspec.txt)

In RefWorks:

  1. Choose References > Import from the menu across the top of the page
  2. Select the ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) filter from the Import Filter/Data Source menu
  3. Select the INSPEC option from the Database menu
  4. Select the Folder into which the references will be imported (the default is Last Imported)
  5. Click on the Browse button and select the text file from your Desktop
  6. Select Import Data from the following Text File
  7. Click on the Import button at the bottom of the form
  8. Click on the View Last Imported Folder button to see your imported citations

You can download the Write-N-Cite application (for Windows or Mac) to make it easier to cite references and create bibliographies within papers. Use the One Line/Cite View option if you do not meet the compatibility requirements for Write-N-Cite.

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